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Science 7 NOS

scientific explanation

observation using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
inference is a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or ecperience
hypothesis a possible explanation about an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations
prediction is a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events
scientific theory an explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations
scientific law describes a pattern of an event in nature that is always true
science the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
critical thinking comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it
physical science the study of chemistry and physics
life science is the study of all living things ( also called biology)
earth science the study of earth including its landforms, rocks, soil and forces that shape earth's surface
technology practical use of scientific knowledge especially for industrial or commercial use
Created by: HOMSSeminar